Tuesday, September 12, 2017

August 12, 2017 ECMQG Meeting Minutes


Our door prizes reflected that the beginning of the school year has begun!  Jill and Marsha won the first door prizes drawn. 


 Wendi shared her progress on putting our Everything's Coming Up Roses quilt for Fisher House.  She has done a superb job putting the squared up modern roses together and even incorporated roses on the back.



The back.  This fundraiser raised $34,000 dollars last year for Fisher House.  The fundraiser this year will be held at Henderson Resort on October 19th.  Our quilt this year turned out larger than we had planned.  It is 60X80...a little smaller than a twin size quilt.  Marsha will quilt it with a leaves pattern.  Elaine will bind it.


Lisa, our newest member, won the July block lottery blocks!  Congratulations, Lisa!  We can't wait to see the quilt you make from your blocks!


We discussed the upcoming online auction of Christmas gift items.  Jill has volunteered to help with this.  She expressed that we need to publicize this event by October, so people will be aware of it.  Our donated, well made items are due by the Oct. meeting.  Some suggested items are:  bags, travel iron covers, pillow covers, zippy pouches, pin cushions, hand warmers, etc.  Look on Pinterest for more ideas or Instagram.  They need to be well made.


Another look at the blocks Lisa won, put together to form larger blocks.


Loree was in charge of our program for the meeting.  She gave us many examples and ideas for wonderful, homemade name tags.  She showed us how scrappy, quilted, hand stitched, machine embroidered, and even like little mini quilts they could be.  She discussed tools to use and what kind of batting is a good choice for name tags.  Cindy also shared about making lanyards.





We were all inspired by Loree and Cindy's presentation and now want a homemade name tag!



The Adore-La pattern we used last year will be used again for the September block lottery, but with a different arrangement.  This time, a pinwheel form will be made from 3 values (light, medium and dark) of Blue Green and a Red Orange of any value.  This new pattern is like the Drunkard's Path.  Sources for tutorials are:  Missouri Star Quilt--Curved Drunkard's Path, Man Sewing, and Sew Kind of Wonderful.  Cindy did an excellent job explaining tips to create the curves, including spray starch and freezer paper.  

Our scrap swap took place.  Participants traded bags of scraps for our Annual Anniversary meeting next month.  We can't wait to see what they will create out of their partner's scraps.  Remember, there will be cake, scrap swap reveals, games, and our usual door prizes and sharing.  Don't miss it on Sept. 16th, at First Baptist Church in Crestview, Florida.  Be there before 10 and get all set up.

Show and Tell then took place, followed by our luncheon and Sit and Sew.
Marsha shared her t-shirt quilt.






Ava shared a bag, Chenille pillow, and a grometted cell phone charger.  Ava is one of our Junior ECMQG members.


Laraine shared her beautiful, modern quilt and her Stand-Up Pouch she made.  She also shared her source for zippers....Zippers By the Yard, where you can order zippers for $2 a yard and extra pulls are available also.  She uses Zipper Lady for her source, also.





Wendi shared her completed scrap bag swap from Linda from last year's anniversary scrap swap.




Amy shared her Ocean Themed quilt.  She taught a 9 weeks class using rulers on a domestic machine to quilt.


Anne Marie's youngest granddaughter shared many items she had made.


Anne Marie shared her first modern improv quilt!  Wonderful work!

We dismissed for lunch and sit and sew.


Respectfully submitted,
Roxie
ECMQG Secretary


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